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Monday, September 18, 2023

The Republican Party today ... is preoccupied with antics that crash into the guardrails of American political life and conspicuously lacks a coherent, forward-looking vision for governing. A modern political party has devolved into a racket.



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This is the Republican Party today. In the House, Speaker Kevin McCarthy, trying to corral a fractious majority, has ordered an impeachment inquiry into President Biden over his son's financial entanglements, even as elements in his caucus push to shut down the government unless there are drastic cuts in spending. In the Senate, Mitt Romney announced his plan to retire, having declared to his biographer that "a very large portion of my party really doesn't believe in the Constitution."

In Wisconsin and North Carolina, G.O.P. legislators push the envelope of hardball tactics to remove or disempower Democrats in other branches of government.

Without that commitment to solve problems, the tendencies to conspiracism and ultimately conspiracy prove harder to resist. Barring the sort of fundamental course correction that typically comes only from the defeats of many political actors in multiple elections, those tendencies inside the Republican Party will endure long after, and regardless of how, Mr. Trump departs from the scene.

This is not to impugn every Republican. As confirmed by both the federal and Georgia election-related indictments, many Republican officials, like the Georgia secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, resisted intense pressure to interfere with the election and did their duty. But these responsible individual actions simply cannot substitute for a conspicuously missing party project.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2023-09-18 12:20 PM | Reply

"The bottom line is I believe Donald Trump would be an absolute, utter disaster for the Republican Party, destroy conservatism as we know it. We would get wiped out and it would take generations to overcome a Trump candidacy." - Lindsey Graham, March 2016

Graham was correct but since he's a hypocrite of the highest order he has embraced the disaster.

#2 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2023-09-18 12:57 PM | Reply

She. The pronoun is she.

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-09-18 01:30 PM | Reply

Eberly always votes for the most progressive Racketeer.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-09-18 01:42 PM | Reply


Lindsay Graham is the rooster on the weathervane. He swivels with the direction of the wind. What he says at any given time is motivated by hanging onto to his job. After which he trots down to Mar-a-Lago to explain himself to Donald Trump with tears in his eyes and love in his heart.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2023-09-19 02:15 AM | Reply

Graham may have unwittingly let the cat out of the bag. (Not that it's any real surprise)

In the end, Trump will have no use for either party. "Party" means more than one and there's no room in Trump's new world for anybody but a dictator.

Which he hopes will be him if he doesn't kick the bucket before the he gets the job done.

Actually, DeSantis, always a bridesmaid and never a bride, is working on that part.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2023-09-19 04:07 AM | Reply

What do you mean "has"?

It has been for the past 50 years.

When a person who directs an attempted coup, blackmails an ally for campaign dirt, -------- a foreign dictator on world stage, steals classified national security documents and conspires to hide them, keep them, shows them reporters and donors and the entire party is either silent or lines up to support him running for president again this party has become nothing but authoritarian garbage and should never again ever be taken seriously on the issue of national security, law and order and protecting this nation.

#7 | Posted by Nixon at 2023-09-19 07:34 AM | Reply

"The bottom line is I believe Donald Trump would be an absolute, utter disaster for the Republican Party, destroy conservatism as we know it. We would get wiped out and it would take generations to overcome a Trump candidacy." - Lindsey Graham, March 2016


Lady Lindsay was right then, but has fallen in line behind the orange fascist.

Whatever dirt the orange fascist has on him has to carry a pretty hefty jail sentence as a penalty.

The rest of the cowards in the party are just afraid of losing their cushy jobs. They're not leaders, they're scared pusses.

#8 | Posted by Nixon at 2023-09-19 07:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump is backed 100% by the GOP.

In order for the GOP to establish a successful autocracy, both political parties have to be destroyed. I believe that's the crux of the whole internal war taking place in America right now.

It's not about the supremacy of one party or the other. It's about the destruction of both before, eventually, an autocracy can take their place.

Democrats and Republicans alike are both are being herded down that path.

Autocracies don't need party affiliation!

Of course, they'll need a name. Vladimir Putin calls his dictatorship the Independent Party which is a joke considering what happens to usurper who try to break from the mold. It isn't pretty.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2023-09-20 05:49 AM | Reply

A name, yes. Unfortunately, the Official Monster Raving Loony Party moniker was claimed by Screaming Lord Sutch (an inspirational banner held high by Sutch's worthy successor Howling Laud Hope).

#10 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2023-09-20 06:10 AM | Reply | Funny: 1


How about "Vote for me or I will kill you" party.

At least it's sussinct.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2023-09-20 06:30 AM | Reply

I like it! It's so ... edgy. Lol.

#12 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2023-09-20 12:56 PM | Reply


It works in Russia.

#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2023-09-20 02:10 PM | Reply

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